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WAYNE MacVEAGH - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/07/1898 - HFSID 315448

The former Attorney General offers limited help in a political matter. Autograph Letter signed: "Wayne MacVeagh", 1 page, 5¼x8¼. 1000 Vermont Avenue, Washington, D. C., 1898 May 7. On personal letterhead to R. W.

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WAYNE MACVEAGH
The former Attorney General offers limited help in a political matter.
Autograph Letter signed: "Wayne MacVeagh", 1 page, 5¼x8¼. 1000 Vermont Avenue, Washington, D. C., 1898 May 7. On personal letterhead to R. W. Johnson, in full: "I will gladly do what I can in the matter - tho-I would not be helpful with Stone. Sincerely yours". Isaac Wayne MacVeagh (1833-1917) was a Union major in the Civil War, organizing Pennsylvania militia in defense of his home State. A lawyer active in Republican politics, he was a rival of his father-in-law, US Senator and former Lincoln Cabinet member Simon Cameron. In 1877, he headed the MacVeagh Commission, sent to resolve the conflict between opposing factions claiming to be the government of Louisiana. Appointed Attorney General by President Garfield in 1881, he resigned from Arthur's Cabinet the following year and was appointed Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. He broke with the Republican Party in 1892, supporting Grover Cleveland, who appointed him Ambassador to Italy (1893-1897). He returned to the Republican fold in 1896. His brother, Franklin MacVeagh, was Secretary of the Treasury under President Taft. Normal mailing folds. Toned. Bottom left edge clipped. Otherwise, fine condition.

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